ONS: 27 June 2016

by TRG Alerts Admin on June 28, 2016

KEY STORYLINES

  • AFRICA: Two would-be suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, Nigeria, after trying to target an overnight Ramazan vigil.
  • AMERICAS: US President Barack Obama will meet with leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday for his final “Three Amigos” summit.
  • ASIA: China agreed to talks with Hong Kong in the wake of explosive revelations by a city bookseller who said he was detained for eight months on the mainland.
  • EUROPE: Turkey indicated an acceleration in steps to smooth relations with Russia.
  • MIDDLE EAST: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and told him a deal had been reached with Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Bangladesh’s central bank has ended a contract with US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate February’s online theft of USD 81M.

TOP STORY

  • United Kingdom: MPs resign as Brexit fallout continues.
    • UK Treasury chief George Osborne said that Brexit would hurt the British economy and government finances, but that he accepted the outcome of the referendum and would work towards a smooth transition.
    • Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced a new shadow cabinet following a wave of resignations in protest at his leadership and amid calls to resign.
    • The pound fell further against the dollar but global stock markets were relatively calm as investors continue to digest the implications of Britain’s historic vote.
    • Parliament must still vote on a bill to allow the UK to leave the EU.
    • Coverage: BBC, CNN, INDE, Reuters, WP

AFRICA

  • Madagascar: Two people were killed and dozens injured by an explosion during an Independence Day concert in the capital Antananarivo. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the country’s south. (Reuters)
  • Nigeria: Two would-be suicide bombers were killed in Maiduguri, after trying to target an overnight Ramazan vigil. (AFP)

AMERICAS

  • Region: US President Barack Obama will meet with leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday for his final “Three Amigos” summit. (Reuters)
  • United States: Ten people were stabbed when a right-wing white nationalist group holding a rally outside the California state Capitol building clashed with counter-protesters. (LAT)
  • Venezuela: The country’s opposition confirmed it is ready to start the process to bring about the referendum to revoke the mandate of President Nicolas Maduro. (EFE)

ASIA

  • Region: Three China Coast Guard ships were spotted in Japanese territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. (Kyodo)
  • Region: China agreed to talks with Hong Kong in the wake of explosive revelations by a city bookseller who said he was detained for eight months on the mainland. (AFP)
  • China: The country needs to “narrow its differences” with Western countries where corrupt officials have fled and seek their support. (Reuters)
  • India: The country signed onto the Missile Technology Control Regime aimed at preventing the unchecked proliferation of missiles and their delivery systems. (AP)

EUROPE

  • Region: Turkey indicated an acceleration in steps to smooth relations with Russia. (Reuters)
  • Region: French PM Manuel Valls said he opposed the TTIP transatlantic trade treaty currently under negotiation on the grounds that it was against “EU interests.” (AFP)
  • Region: Turkey says Pope Francis’s recognition of the Ottoman-era killings of Armenians as genocide won’t help efforts to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus region. (AP)
  • Hungary: The country will go ahead with a planned referendum on future EU quotas for resettling migrants. (Reuters)

MIDDLE EAST

  • Region: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and told him a deal had been reached with Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza. (Reuters)
  • Israel: The country’s agreement with Turkey to normalize ties will boost the Israeli economy, PM Benjamin Netanyahu said. (Reuters)
  • Lebanon: At least five people were killed in multiple suicide bombings today in the country’s east near the border with Syria. (AFP)
  • Syria: Twenty-five children were killed in air strikes that hit heavily crowded areas in the eastern town of al-Quria, UNICEF said. (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Technology: Bangladesh’s central bank has ended a contract with US cyber security firm FireEye to investigate February’s online theft of USD 81M. (Reuters)

WORLD

  • Cyclones: Tropical Cyclone 02A
    • Location: 190 NM SSW of Karachi, Pakistan
    • Winds: 46 mph
    • Movement: W at 6 mph
    • Map
  • Hurricanes: Nothing to Report
  • Earthquakes: Nothing to Report
  • Volcanoes: Nothing to Report
  • Global Disease Outbreaks:
    • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
      • Cases as of 27MAR: 28,646 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Italy)
      • Deaths as of 27MAR: 11,323 (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, United States)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, BBC
    • Chikungunya Virus Disease (CHIK)
      • Suspected Cases as of 17JUN: 130,138 (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten (Dutch), Spain, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, UK Virgin Islands, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, and Venezuela)
      • Confirmed Cases as of 17JUN: 18,220
      • Deaths as of 17JUN: 17
        • Deaths (01JAN15-31DEC15): 74 (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Puerto Rico)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, CDC, CDC-2
    • Novel Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, SARS-related)
      • Cases as of 23JUN: 1,768 (Saudi Arabia (KSA), Jordan, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United Kingdom (UK), France, Tunisia, Italy, Oman, Kuwait, Yemen, Malaysia, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Iran, Algeria, Austria, Turkey, The Philippines, Germany, China, South Korea, and the US)
      • Deaths as of 23JUN: 630 (Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, United Kingdom, UAE, Oman, South Korea)
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2
    • Zika Virus
      • Reported autochthonous Transmission as of 23JUN:  American Samoa, Anguilla, Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bonaire (territory of the Netherlands), Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, United States Virgin Islands, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of).
      • Outbreak Terminated as of 23JUN: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, and Isla de Pascua (Chile).
      • Locally Acquired Without Vector Borne Transmission as of 23JUN: Argentina, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, and the United States of America.
      • Sourcing: WHO, WHO-2, CDC, CDC-2

TOMORROW’S OUTLOOK (28JUN)

  • Black Sea Region: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Parliamentary Assembly (to 29JUN)
  • Europe Region: Meeting of the European Council (to 29JUN)
  • France: Planned strikes against labor reforms
  • France and Saudi Arabia: Third Saudi-French joint committee hosted by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
  • Iraq: Anniversary of transfer of power to the Iraqi Government – 2004
  • Pacific Region: South Korea, the United States, and Japan will hold joint military training on the sidelines of RIMPAC
  • Ukraine: Constitution Day – 1996

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